Kid's Dr.
General & Cosmetic

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Our Doctors

Dr. Joseph Norman, DDS, FICOI.  After a successful career in Chemistry researching in RadioNuclear Pharmocology at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Joseph A Norman obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.  Following graduation on the guidance of his mentors , Dr. Norman completed Advance Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center: John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas and Oklahoma University Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Although his training in General Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesia at John Peter Smith Hospital, he focuses in providing Intravenous, Subcutaneous, Oral and Intramuscular Moderate to Minimal Conscious Sedation Techniques based on the guidelines from the American Dental Society of Anesthesia.  In his practice, he provides the following procedures under Moderate to Minimal Sedation:  Comprehensive Rehabilitation/Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontic Surgery, Third Molar Surgery, and Implantology.  He is a fellow in International Congress of Implantology and working on completing his fellowship in American Academia of General Dentistry and American Academia of Cosmetic Dentistry.   Dr. Norman is the proud recipient of the UNC SOD Dental Research Fellowship-2006, NC AADR Distinguished Service Award - 2006 and Ronald P. Strauss Community and International Health Award -2005. 

Dr. Pukar Raj. was originally born in Nepal and moved to the US at the age of 7.  Dr. Raj has lived throughout Texas and loves the people, weather and lifestyle this great state has to offer!  He enjoys volunteering, traveling, sailing and racing cars.  Dr. Raj we strives to make each and every patient feel welcome and comfortable, so that they may have the best dental experience possible!”.  Dr. Raj received his Bachelor of Science in Creighton University and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska.  Dr. Raj performs all aspect of dentistry on both pediatric patients and adults.  Dr. Raj 's best strength would include resin restorations, stainless steel crowns, pulpotomies, extractions, single-unit crowns or fixed patial dentures.  Dr. Raj is certified on Level 1 sedation with nitrous oxide.

Dr. Hoang is originally from Honolulu, HI and is a graduate of Creighton University where he received his B.S. and D.D.S degrees.  He enjoys traveling and visiting family and friends in both Honolulu and Las Vegas.  His favorite activities include biking, jogging and watching movies.

“My goal is to make your visit as enjoyable as possible!  I will take the time to explain any necessary treatment and treat you and your family as if you were my own!.  Dr. Hoang hopes to develop a relationship with each patient and to gain mutual respect and trust.

Dr. Katherine Luong, DDS, FICOI, returned to practice general dentistry in Houston following her graduation from the Dental School at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 2006. Dr. Luong has been regarded as one of the finest dentists in Houston in both family and cosmetic dentistry. She has enjoyed all aspects of dental care with a touch of aesthetic dentistry in areas including cosmetic restoration, occlusions, full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitative dentistry, temporo-mandibular disease (TMD), prosthetics and implant reconstruction. In addition to her advanced training at Arrowhead’ Dick Barnes Group in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Katherine Luong has also received the fellowship of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She has been certified and recognized in cosmetic restoration, occlusion, tempero-mandibular disease, reconstructive and rehabilitative dentistry, bone grafting, implant placement, invisalign, and endodontics. Dr. Luong continued to learn the essentials at The Pankey Institute and she also received mastership of American Dental Implantology. Dr. Luong never stops learning the latest modern techniques in dentistry to provide the best possible dental care for her patients.

Linh Le, licensed dental hygienist.

Our Registered Dental Assistants

Mary Vela is the office manager with the most cheerful personality and is willing and ready to assist any patients walking into the door.  Mary is also very intellectual in the field of dentistry where she spends the past 10 years working and learning to perfect the skills and techniques to help and educate the patients on caring for oral health. As such, Mary is also a very experienced registered dental assistant where she often assists the doctors in the high profile cases. Mary is most passionated by the transformation of a new smile after each and every patients she worked on.  She enjoys watching sports and plays football with her children and beloved husband.  

Shereka LaDay started her dental career right after graduated from Astrodome Dental School in the 2003. With more than 11 years of experience working in dental offices around the cities, Shereka chooses to be a part of the best team at iSmile Dental Center to care for all her patients. Shereak is a well-rounded dental assistant proven by her strong knowledge of dental clinical terminology, customer service skills and a fantastic smiling personality. Shereka cares for all her patients as she would care for her son and daughter. All her patients appreciate her knowledge and tender care from the initial exam stage to the final stage of the treatment plan. The continual commitment and special care for the patients has earned her the lead registered dental assistant at iSmile Dental. Center.

Karent Garcia has one year of experience in the health care industry especially in the dental office. She earned her dental assistance license from the National School Of Dental Assistance. Ever since high school, Karent dreams to work in a dental office as a registered license dental assistant to help her patients taking care of oral health. Karent worked hard to achieve her ultimate goals and will continue to pursue the knowledge and skills she learns from here to better care for her patients. Karent is extremely passionated and cheerful with any patient who comes the continue to pursue the knowledge and skills she learns from here to better care for her patients. Karent is extremely passionated and cheerful with any patient who comes the door. She loves spending time with family and especially with her daughter on her time off. She enjoyed reading,dancing and sports.